My goodness, 2015 already!
Cant believe the time is passing so quickly. I was shocked to see how much time had passed since I last posted an update. Sydney Quilt Show. Oops. But in my defence I have been busy. Teaching, traveling, editing and designing. Plus, throw in a wedding for my only daughter, and 2014 was a very busy year!
In August I was privileged to lead the Travelrite tour to the Birmingham Quilt Show, after first visiting ports around the British Isles on a cruise ship. Stops included the Bristol, Guernsey, Cork,Dublin and Belfast in Ireland, Glasgow, Invergordon and Edinburgh in Scotland and Le Havre in France, from which point we ventured inland to see Giverny, Monet’s house and garden. In a strange twist of fate, my daughter, sister and father also visited Giverny this year. It made it much more personal when we were discussing the grounds, villages and food in the area. We were all in awe of the design and colours of the house and grounds. So much inspiration!
A brilliant display of quilts were at the Birmingham show, in both the judged and exhibition areas. It is always wonderful to see such a variety of quilts from a multitude of countries. But, the winning quilt was caused a little bit of chatter. It was a two sided quilt by Ruth Parker. Interesting concept and exceptionally well made, but…
Enough talk of travel for this post. I thought I would show you some you how colour changes the look of a quilt again. I love my Porto Alegre quilt. All made from 2 1/2in strips, except for the red border. I have photos of several students ( and mum’s) version of my quilt as inspiration for your upcoming quilt projects.
Happy Stitching, and I promise it will not be so long before I next write.
Now to get back to the red and white design for the NSW quilt show challenge.